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3 Things To Know About Windshield Installation

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Whether it's road debris, a storm, or something else that breaks or damages your windshield, you will want to replace it as soon as possible. Driving around with a broken windshield is incredibly dangerous. The good news is windshield replacement is faster and easier than you likely are expecting. In some cases, your auto insurance may even pick up the tab, but even if they don't, there are affordable windshield replacement options. Here's what to know about windshield installation.

It Won't Take All Day

If you are not looking forward to spending all day in a repair shop waiting on your windshield replacement, the good news is that scenario is unlikely to happen. A typical windshield replacement will take around one hour. However, it can take time for the adhesive to set, so you may need to wait a few hours before driving your vehicle. It's also important to note that windshield replacement doesn't have to be done in a shop. Mobile windshield replacement is an option; you can get a new windshield from home or work. 

How Much It Costs

A few factors impact how much you pay for windshield replacement. First, if you have full coverage auto insurance, it may cover windshield installation. Second, your vehicle's make and model will impact windshield installation costs. High-end and luxury vehicles often mean pricier windshield replacements. On average, you can expect to pay $180 to $400 for a windshield replacement. However, on the high-end, you may be looking at a windshield installation ranging from $500 to $1,500. Before committing to a windshield installation, make sure you know how much it will cost.

There Are Different Types Of Windshields

Another thing to know about windshield replacement is that there are different types of windshields on the market. First, you have Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) windshields. An OEM windshield should be identical to the one that came with your vehicle. With an OEM windshield, you can be assured that it will fit and perform as well as the windshield that was there when your car was brand new. The second option you have is an aftermarket windshield. While an aftermarket windshield won't be precisely the same as what was original to your vehicle, it will get the job done and tends to be less expensive. 

There are a few things to know about windshield installation. First, getting a new windshield can be faster and more convenient than you may expect. Second, the cost of windshield installation varies depending on your vehicle's make and model and other factors. Finally, there are different types of windshields to choose from, including aftermarket and OEM options.

For more information on windshield installation, contact a company like Flash Auto Glass LLC.